Collingwood likely to become England’s Twenty20 captain

April 26th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Former England’s one-day captain Paul Collignwood is likely to be named team’s new Twenty20 skipper by the selectors.

It will represent a remarkable U-turn from Collingwood, England’s one-day captain for a year until last June, including the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa in 2007, The Telegraph reported.

He resigned on the day Michael Vaughan stepped down as Test captain, and, like Vaughan, he had his differences with coach Peter Moores.

A return to captaincy seemed highly unlikely when Collingwood recently said: “I had a year in the job doing the one-dayers, and you feel as if you’ve had your go. I would take a lot of persuading to do the job again.”

The Sunday Telegraph reports that phone call has now been made and Collingwood has agreed to lead England in June.

Kevin Pietersen, sacked as England captain in January, was not considered, and would have refused anyway. Nor was Andrew Flintoff, even before he sustained the knee injury that has forced him home from the IPL. (ANI)

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